Muscatine Entrepreneurship Exposition
The 3rd Annual E-Day is sure to be an awesome event for college and high school students as well as the entire entrepreneurial community in Muscatine!
Invitation Only day-time events will be hosted at the Musctine History & Industry Center in downtown Muscatine. Muscatine Community College and area High School Students will meet face-to-face with Muscatine CEOs for a day filled with networking, learning and exploring exciting new adventures in entrepreneurship.
STARTUP FINANCE CEO FORUM – 10:00AM
CEOs from Muscatine's First National Bank (Scott Ingstad), Central State Bank(Bob Howard), and Community Bank(Gary Slight) will engage with students on Muscatine's entrepreneurial roots and the traditional approach to startup financing.
STARTUP HISTORY IN MUSCATINE - 11:30
Student teams explore the Muscatine History & Industry Center Museum competing for awesome prizes!
KICKSTARTED VIDEO GAME CEO – 1:00PM
Tulio Goncalves, CEO from Muscatine's own video game developer, WaterMelon Corp., will share his story about using Kickstarter crowdfunding to get his startup launched on a full-scale, world-wide level. WaterMelon Corp. created Pier Solar, the first original video game produced for the Sega Genesis game console in over 15 years! Check it out.
E-SPEED ROUNDTABLE WORKSHOPS – 1:45PM
Students and local entrepreneurs meet face-to-face to explore the challenges each small business owner encounters every day.
E-Day moves to MCC for evening activities.
E-CHALLENGE NETWORKING RECEPTION & BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION
Hosted at MCC,the PUBLIC IS INVITED to meet Muscatine's budding entrepreneurs and hear their great startup ideas. Five finalists will pitch their ideas to the assembled audience and a 'shark tank'-style panel of local entrepreneurs.
This event is scheduled from 5:00PM to 8:00PM, is open to the public and will have refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.